Capacity Development for Climate Risk Management in Europe and CIS

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Evaluation Plan:
2011-2013, RBEC
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2013
Completion Date:
12/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
10,730

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Title Capacity Development for Climate Risk Management in Europe and CIS
Atlas Project Number: 00049499
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2013, RBEC
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2013
Planned End Date: 12/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. National and local governments and communities have the capacities to adapt to climate change and make inclusive and sustainable environment & energy decisions benefitting in particular under-served populations
Evaluation Budget(US $): 10,730
Source of Funding: TRAC
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Valya Peeva International Consultant
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: COs (Armenia, Moldova, Macedonia, etc)
Location of Evaluation: Regional
Countries: ARMENIAMACEDONIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OFMOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Continuation of regional support for countries in climate change adaptation and climate risk management
2 A new project to be initiated, not to extend the existing one
3 Coordination with disaster risk management approaches
4 Support for developing local expertise
5 Wide dissemination of project results
1. Recommendation: Continuation of regional support for countries in climate change adaptation and climate risk management
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/17]

Advisory support to countries in the region will be provided on the on-going basis by the Regional Adaptation Specialist, in addition, a new regional project will be designed in 2014

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To include climate change adaptation and climate risk management activities in the new regional project to be designed in 2014
[Added: 2013/12/17] [Last Updated: 2015/01/13]
Regional Adaptation Specialist 2014/03 Completed
2. Recommendation: A new project to be initiated, not to extend the existing one
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/17]

The current project is to be closed in December 2013 (financially in early 2014). Either a new project will be developed in 2014 or adaptation/ CRM will become a part of the larger regional initiative

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To close the project and include climate change adaptation and climate risk management activities in the new regional project to be designed in 2014
[Added: 2013/12/17] [Last Updated: 2015/01/13]
Regional Adaptation Specialist 2014/03 Completed
3. Recommendation: Coordination with disaster risk management approaches
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/17]

Coordination will be ensured, including through the regional CA-CRM Programme

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure coordination with DRMT, including though co-organization of events, cooperation on CA-CRM Programme.
[Added: 2013/12/17]
Regional Adaptation Specialist No due date No deadline established
4. Recommendation: Support for developing local expertise
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/17]

As recommended by the Evaluation, the future regional project could build on created by the current project expertise and further develop it to ensure sustainability, country ownership and cost efficiency of future activities. Introducing specific activities for stimulating the establishing of a regional network would work in this direction as well.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Include specific activities on supporting local expertise in the new regional project to be developed in 2014
[Added: 2013/12/17] [Last Updated: 2015/01/13]
Regional Adaptation Specialist 2014/04 Completed
5. Recommendation: Wide dissemination of project results
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/17]

All project materials, including reports, presentations, trainings, are being uploaded to the Teamworks. A regional publication on UNDP adaptation work will include a case study on the project achievements. Additional activities will be planned for 2014.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Disseminate project results through regional publication, Teamworks, CoP, UNDP ALM, etc.
[Added: 2013/12/17] [Last Updated: 2014/02/25]
Regional Adaptation Specialist 2014/02 Completed Case studies were included in the Regional publications
2. Produce a Lessons Learned report to feed into the development of the new regional project.
[Added: 2013/12/17] [Last Updated: 2015/01/13]
Regional Adaptation Specialist 2014/03 Completed Lessons Learned Report in in the drafting stage

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